RAMPS: What we do
We specialize in radiation and corrosion chemistry. We investigate the chemical mechanisms of the corrosion of metals and alloys under radiation. An essential aspect of this work is modelling the concentrations and rates of production of the reactive compounds and radical species produced by radiation in various media, under a range of environmental conditions. We are developing a more comprehensive and quantitative understanding of the influence of these "radiolysis products" on the behaviour of materials, and in particular the corrosion of metals. We also study applications of radiation chemistry in materials science (for example, nanoparticle formation). Another of our current projects involves developing methods for enecapsulating or remediating radiocontaminated materials.
We are currently looking for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows with strong chemistry backgrounds to join our group. If you are interested, fill in the contact form.
Previous Research Spotlights:
Thao Do from the Wren group won the best oral paper/presentation award (out of 450 paper/presentations!) at the WM2… https://t.co/1FZ7vphj8z
Ryan Morco from our research group has just won the Canadian Nuclear Society's R.E. Jervis Award! Congratulations,… https://t.co/qAMRQ2Jwit
We had a great time at the 2019 Waste Management Conference, which is concerned with all aspects of the decontamina… https://t.co/L50ZaPtiGP
Thao Do is the recipient of the ASME Best Oral Paper/Presentation Award at the WM2019 Conference in Phoenix for his paper “Methodology for Volume Reduction of Radioactive Metallic Waste”
Ryan Morco is the recipient of this year’s R.E. Jervis Award provided by the Canadian Nuclear Society.
Jennifer Shin has been awarded a 2019 Roy G. Post Scholarship.
Dan Guo has successfully defended his PhD. Congratulations, Dan!
Razieh (Rose) KarimiHaghighi, a PhD candidate in the Wren Group, has been awarded a Women in Nuclear Canada Pioneer scholarship in the graduate student category.
Dan Guo, a PhD candidate in the Wren Group, presented a paper at the Electrochemical Methods in Corrosion Research conference in Cambridge, UK.
Rose Karimihaghighi, a PhD candidate in the Wren Group, has been awarded an OGS scholarship.
Dr. Joseph gave a presentation at the 2018 Information Exchange Meeting on Super-Critical-Water-Cooled Reactors in Montreal.